The Catholic University of America

 Publications by James Wiseman

Books

  • Editor and translator.  John Ruusbroec: The Spiritual Espousals and Other Works.  The Classics of Western Spirituality.  New York: Paulist, 1985.  Pp. xvii, 286.

  • Editor, with Louis Dupré.  Light from Light:  An Anthology of Christian Mysticism.  New York:  Paulist, 1988.  Pp. vii, 440.  Revised edition:  New York: Paulist, 2001. Pp. vi, 463.

  • Editor and contributor, with Donald Mitchell.  The Gethsemani Encounter:  A Dialogue on the Spiritual Life by Buddhist and Christian Monastics.  New York:  Continuum Publishing Group, 1997.  Pp. xxiii, 306.

  • Theology and Modern Science: Quest for Coherence.  New York and London: Continuum, 2002.  Pp. 175.

  • Editor and contributor, with Donald Mitchell.  Transforming Suffering:  Reflections on Finding Peace in Troubled Times.  New York: Doubleday, 2003.  Pp. 288.

  • Spirituality and Mysticism: A Global View.  Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis, 2006.

Scholarly Articles and Book Chapters

  • “The Meaning of God for Emerson.”  The Month 26 (1961):133-40.

  • “Schillebeeckx and the Ecclesial Function of Critical Negativity.”   The Thomist 35 (1971):207-46.

  • “Minne in Die gheestelike brulocht.”  In Jan van Ruusbroec:  The Sources, Content, and Sequels of His Mysticism, edited by Paul Mommaers and Norbert De Paepe, 86-99.  Leuven:  Leuven University Press, 1984.

  • “Gifts of the Holy Spirit.”  In The New Dictionary of Theology, edited by Joseph A. Komonchak et al., 416-17.  Wilmington, DE:  Michael Glazier, 1987.

  • “Matthew Fox's Interpretation of Meister Eckhart.”  Listening:  Journal of Religion and Culture 24 (1989):25-38.

  • “Teaching Spiritual Theology:  Methodological Reflections.”  Spirituality Today 41 (1989):143-59.

  • “‘To Be God with God’:  The Autotheistic Sayings of the Mystics.”  Theological Studies 51 (1990):230-51.

  • “Bibliography for Christian Spirituality.”  Bulletin de Saint-Sulpice 16 (1990):217-22.

  • “Freedom in Jan van Ruusbroec’s ‘Spiritual Tabernacle.’”  Louvain Studies 16 (1991):59-71.

  • “The Birth of the Son in the Soul in the Mystical Theology of Jan van Ruusbroec.”  Studia Mystica 14.2-3 (1991):30-44.

  • “From Sunday to Weekday:  On Praying at All Times.”  Chicago Studies 31 (1992):13-22.

  • “‘Enveloped by Mystery’:  The Spiritual Journey of Henri Le Saux/Abhishiktananda.”  Église et Théologie 23 (1992):241-60.  Reprinted in the Bulletin of the North American Board for East-West Dialogue, no. 45 (October 1992):7-15.

  • “Christian Monastics and Interreligious Dialogue.”  Cistercian Studies Quarterly 27 (1992):257-71.

  • “Mysticism.”  In The New Dictionary of Catholic Spirituality, edited by Michael Downey, 681-92.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1992.

  • “‘I Have Experienced God’:  Religious Experience in the Theology of Karl Rahner.”  The American Benedictine Review 44 (1993):22-57.

  • “Traditions of Spiritual Guidance:  John Ruusbroec as Spiritual Guide.”  The Way 33 (1993):148-55.

  • “Emptiness:  A Christian Perspective.”  Dialogue & Alliance:  A Journal of Interfaith Understanding 7, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 1993):108-22.

  • “L’homme spirituel.”  Communio:  Revue catholique internationale 19, no. 3 (mai-juin 1994):7-8.

  • “Benedictine Order,” “Bernard of Clairvaux,” “Eckhart, Meister,” and “Monastic Spirituality.”  In The HarperCollins Encyclopedia of Catholicism, edited by Richard P. McBrien et al., 153-55, 158-59, 448-49, and 881-82.  San Francisco: Harper, 1995.

  • “The Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington.” Journal of Ecumenical Studies 34 (1997):223-38.

  • “The Kingdom of God in Monastic Interreligious Dialogue.” Studia Missionalia 46 (1997):251-65.

  • “The Spirituality of St. Thérèse of Lisieux as Seen in Her Poetry.”  Communio: International Catholic Review 24 (1997):529-40.

  • “Mystical Literature and Modern Unbelief.”  In Christian Spirituality and the Culture of Modernity:  The Thought of Louis Dupré, edited by Peter J. Casarella and George P. Schner, S.J., 176-88.  Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1998.

  • “A Christian’s Way to Death.”  The Living Light 34, no. 4 (Summer 1998):6-11.

  • “The Contemplative Life.”  In The Gethsemani Encounter:  A Dialogue on the Spiritual Life by Buddhist and Christian Monastics.  Edited by Donald W. Mitchell and James Wiseman, O.S.B., 54-59.  New York: Continuum, 1998.

  • “The Wisdom of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.”  Chicago Studies 38 (1999):72-83.

  • “Learning to Love and Learning the Price:  Thomas Merton and the Challenge of Celibacy.” The Merton Annual 12 (1999):85-102.

  • “Reflections on Engaging in Interreligious Dialogue”  International Bulletin, Commissions pour le dialogue interreligieux monastique/Monastic Interreligious Dialogue, no. E.7 (1999):21-25.

  • “Church Councils, Recent Catholic” and “Theology: Western Christian: Benedictine.” In The Encyclopedia of Monasticism, ed. William M. Johnston, 1:292-93 and 2:1259-61.”  Chicago and London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000.

  • “Some Classics of Christian Spirituality.”  CrossPoint 13, no. 4 (Winter 2000):26-30.

  • “The Body in Spiritual Practice:  Some Historical Points of Reference.”  In Reclaiming the Body in     Christian Spirituality, edited by Thomas Ryan, 1-20.  New York: Paulist, 2004.

  • “Three Keys to Lenten Joy.”  The Word Among Us 24, no. 3 (Lent 2005):67-72.

  • “Flemish Mysticism.”  In The New Dictionary of Christian Spirituality, ed. Philip Sheldrake, S.J., 303-5.   London:  SCM Press, 2005.

  • “Contemplation and Social Transformation:  Reflections on Some Recent Events.”  In Mystical Experience, Spirituality and Social Responsibility, 15-31.  Seoul, South Korea: Sogang University, Institute for Religion, 2006.  Reprinted in Journal of Korean Religions 8 (2006):19-47.

  • “Merton and Theravada Buddhism.”  In Merton and Buddhism, ed. Bonnie Thurston, 31-50.  Louisville: Fons Vitae, 2007.

  • “The Spirituality of Jan van Ruusbroec and Its Implications for the Multicultural World of the 21st Century.”  In Mystical Tradition and Autobiography as the Source of Multi-Cultural Spirituality in a Global World, 122-37.  Seoul, South Korea:  Sogang University Press, 2008.